Monthly Archives: November 2014

Highlight on Student-Faculty Research: Rebuilding a Political World with GIS

Note: Click on map above to view animation in its own window. History Professor Eric Morser and Skidmore student Niki Deininger (Class of ’15) have teamed up to make unique historical maps that recreate the political setting of a New Hampshire county in the 1830s. Some fascinating maps have been produced by this team using ArcMap and a GIF animation program. CartoDB and Geocommons were also evaluated for possible map data visualization opportunities. The maps will be used in Professor Morser’s book, The Fires of New England: A Tale of Power and Protest on an American Frontier. This book focuses on a single document signed by twenty men in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, in 1834. According to these men, lawyers had seized control of the state government, taken advantage of the state constitution, undermined democracy, and threatened to destroy the revolutionary dreams of America’s founders. In response, the twenty men proposed that universal education and a well-schooled population could thwart the deceitful efforts of the attorneys and judges and revitalize the state’s revolutionary heritage. Professor Morser attempts to locate this single document in its larger historical context and explain why these men produced it when they did. With the help […] Continue reading

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Opportunity of the Day! PAL – Sotheby’s Internship Programme 2015

Sotheby’s is an innovative global art business serving the most discerning clients. Auctioneers since 1744, today Sotheby’s is so much more, offering clients extraordinary opportunities to transact: S’2 private sales galleries, worldwide selling exhibitions, retail wine and diamonds, financing, art education and digital engagement any time, anywhere, on any device. We bring a world of […] Continue reading

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Opportunity of the Day!

PAL – 2015 Corporate & Investment Bank Risk Summer Analyst Program First year, sophomore, juniors only With operations in 100 countries, J.P. Morgan is a true global leader in the financial services industry. We believe the true measure of our success lies in the trusted relationships we share with our clients, our reputation in the […] Continue reading

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Position of the day!

Framework LLC is a group of leading thinkers, advisors, and implementers that help companies create and preserve value by integrating sustainable business principles and practices into strategy and operations. We are seeking an extraordinarily organized, detail-oriented, and capable individual to support project leads in coordinating tasks, time- lines, and deliverables, and entering information into our […] Continue reading

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Some historical stuff – Functional Imaging before Functional Imaging

fmri deg before there was fmri
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Skidmore College Career Development Center 2014-11-12 19:24:36

Career & Internship Connections 2015 New York (January 6) ~ DC (January 7) ~ LA (January 8) ~ Boston (January 9) All Students are Welcome to Apply!!! Network and interview with over 250 major companies in 4 different locations. Sign up for: Pre-select interviews When: During winter break Positions: Summer internships & full-time jobs Open […] Continue reading

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the Dream Share Project, tonight at 7PM!

Stop dreaming, start living! Learn how to follow your dreams and make them a reality. the Dream Share Project tonight at 7PM at the Spa. Popcorn, chips, candy, and the First 20 students to arrive will receive a free copy of Chip’s book “Build Your Dreams: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love”. […] Continue reading

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Google Glass – Mapping and Educational Technology Applications

Google Glass came into existence in early 2012 and since it’s release to the public in 2014, a number of apps have been made specifically for Glass. In particular, there are several applications available for mapping and educational technology. For mapping technology, there are a number of options that can be overlaid onto the Google Glass screen. There’s Google’s built in maps functionality which allows the wearer to ask for the directions. Glass will then use the built in compass and GPS to provide on screen directions to the wearer. Additionally, there is AR Glass for Wikipedia. AR Glass uses GPS to determine your location and then retrieves online data about your surroundings from Wikipedia, and overlays them on the screen. Another app available is Glasquare, an unofficial Foursquare-like app that allows the wearer to check in and search for nearby locations. Additionally, there is the mapping technology app is Fieldtrip. Fieldtrip uses data from over 100 local publisher partners to display information and tips on history, architecture, and hidden gems. Visual data is captured and then searched for, with information about the area or structure displayed on screen. The last location based app available is PosterBoy. PosterBoy allows the […] Continue reading

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